October 2, 2013 |
DENVER - Patrick Roy's Hall of Fame goaltending career was built on athleticism and unceasing passion. He appears to have carried that fire over to his coaching career, which began Wednesday with a 6-1 rout of the Ducks and a confrontation with Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau at the glass that separated their benches at the Pepsi Center following the season-opening game for both teams. Roy claimed he was angry over a hit Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy had leveled against Nathan MacKinnon, the skillful forward the Avalanche chose first overall in June's entry draft.
August 3, 2013 |
Before "Prince Avalanche" was selected for the Sundance Film Festival this year, few people even knew of its existence. This wouldn't be surprising for a debut indie or foreign language import, but the film is written and directed by well-known filmmaker David Gordon Green and features popular actors Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. Usually such a project might have been covered rather breathlessly online and speculated about in social media. It certainly seemed like more people would have noticed a film bringing together talent involved with such films as "Pineapple Express," "This Is 40" and "Into the Wild.
July 13, 2013 |
As expected, social media erupted Saturday night when George Zimmerman was found not guilty on Saturday of all charges in the shooting of Trayvon Martin. The reactions that poured in from around the country ranged from agreement with the verdict to outrage. A number of Twitter users also expressed sympathy for Martin's family. The entire trial was widely discussed and tracked on social media. Thousands tweeted and posted on Facebook with hashtags such as #Zimmerman and #StandWithTrayvon.
June 30, 2013 |
As it turned out, Joe Sakic and the Colorado Avalanche brain trust were not being coy. Sakic, the team's executive vice president of hockey operations, had said the team would select dynamic center Nathan MacKinnon with the top pick in Sunday's NHL entry draft at Newark, N.J. MacKinnon, who won't turn 18 until September, went No. 1 to the Avalanche. He grew up in Cole Harbor, Nova Scotia, the hometown of Penguins star Sidney Crosby. Not much pressure there, of course. "It's always been my dream as a kid to go No. 1," MacKinnon said in an interview with the Canadian cable network TSN. Said Sakic: "Nathan has lived under the microscope for a long time and the pressure and he's always risen to that occasion .... He wants to be a difference maker and he is a difference maker.
April 25, 2013 |
This is not a guided event , the organizers had warned, in small letters, at the bottom of an advertisement. Don't forget to bring your brain . The six men headed out separately from the main group participating in the Rocky Mountain High Backcountry Gathering on Saturday -- which was intended to benefit the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, a safety service, and which had begun at 7 a.m. in the parking lot of the Loveland Ski Area....
April 20, 2013 |
Five snowboarders died in a backcountry avalanche Saturday afternoon about 60 miles west of Denver, authorities said. A group of six snowboarders started out at Loveland Pass, which is just short of 12,000 feet in elevation, but got no more than a mile down the mountain when the slide swept them away, Clear Creek County Sheriff Don Krueger told the Los Angeles Times. One snowboarder dug himself out and called for help. The Sheriff's Office said the call came in around 2 p.m., about an hour after the avalanche.
April 15, 2013 |
SEATTLE - It was a deadly weekend in Washington's Cascade mountains, where a pair of avalanches in popular hiking areas near Snoqualmie Pass left one woman dead and another man missing. Rescuers were unable to resume the search Monday in what one official called “horrible” conditions. “It was just coming down. It was a heavy, heavy snowfall,” said King County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cindi West, who said the search for the missing hiker, 51-year-old dentist Mitch Hungate, could get underway again Tuesday or Wednesday when weather improves.
April 13, 2013 |
An avalanche sloughing off a Utah mountainside killed a state Department of Transportation avalanche forecaster while he was surveying snow levels near a popular winter recreation area, authorities reported. A co-worker last heard from 34-year-old Craig Patterson about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. When the Park City man didn't come home from work, his family began to worry, said Justin Hoyal, a lieutenant with the Unified Police of Greater Salt Lake. Authorities got the call about 7:30 p.m., just before dark, Hoyal said.
April 11, 2013 |
The expectation of a playoff-clinching moment for the Ducks deteriorated Wednesday into something far less memorable. The Colorado Avalanche, trailing all other NHL teams in points, forced Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller to the bench by scoring four goals off him in the first two periods, en route to a 4-1 victory at Honda Center. "They wanted it more than us, won every battle, worked harder," Ducks defenseman Sheldon Souray said. And as Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau added: "When we stink, we stink.
April 11, 2013 |
Proceedings were going so well, humming along so efficiently. The Kings were doing exactly what they needed to do against a nervous-looking goalie making his NHL debut. They applied the pressure and kept it on 20-year-old Sami Aittokallio, scoring twice in a three-shot span against the Colorado goalie in the first period. The goals were by Jeff Carter on the power play and Mike Richards at even strength. There was, however, the middling matter of the final two periods, and, overtime.